"MY FATE IS IN YOUR HANDS" Fox Trot Razaf Waller
Recorded in New York City ca. January 1930
matrix number: 1022 B
Released Thursday 27th of February, 1930 as Hit of the Week 1022 in the streets of New York City. It was reissued at only one contemporary issues. ( source: online Hit of the week Discography - Hans Koert)(2004-2010)
Label of the Hit of the Week 1022 ( collection: Hans Koert)
The Hit of the week label has the blue - yellow - blue lettering as most early Hit of the weeks.
The tune My Fate Is In Your Hands was a late 1929 hit by Gene Austin and Fats Waller. Fats recorded it twice, first in November 1929 with Gene Austin singing the tune ( in an orchestra featuring Fats Waller) and a week later as a piano solo interpretation by Fats Waller himself. Fats Waller was responsable for the composition and Andy Razaf for the words. Lyricist Andy Razaf was born Andrea Paul Razafkeriefo in Washington DC on December 16, 1895 and the son of Madagascar nobleman and a nephew of Queen Ranavalona, III, of Madagascar. He started to write lyrics for nightclub revues during the 1910’s. During the 1920s he was responsable for a lot of hit tunes ( Let's list a few ......Ain’t Misbehavin’, Honeysuckle Rose, In the Mood and of course this My Fate Is In Your Hands) for musicians like Eubie Blake, James P. Johnson, and “Fats” Waller. In the 1950’s Razaf began working as a newspaper columnist and continued in that profession until his death in 1973.
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Next week, at this blog, the next Hit of the Week to be sold in the New York news stands ............ 80 years ago !!
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